SURFACE WIND PATTERNS IN THE LOS ANGELES BASIN DURING 'SANTA ANA' CONDITIONS
CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES LOS ANGELES United States
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The results of an analysis of seven years of Santa Ana wind situations is presented. The surface wind field over the greater Los Angeles area is presented first in statistical terms, percentage frequency of wind directions and mean wind speeds, and then as streamline analyses of individual situations. Areas of strong flow and weak flow are delineated as well as the diurnal fluctuations of the major features in the surface flow pattern.